Architectural diversity - was Re: Pair of Twiggys

Fred Cisin cisin at
Sun Mar 19 11:36:53 CDT 2017

> > FORTRAN was, and still is, widespread, even if it doesn't look 
> > anything like itself these days.

On Sun, 19 Mar 2017, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
> That's because, unlike the COBOL Professionals, the Fortran people drank 
> from the OO KoolAid.

Yes, there does exist an Object Oriented COBOL!

> Oh, and my 1401 only did Autocoder.  I didn't start using Fortran until 
> my Univac-1100 days.

There wasn't a Fortran compiler for the 1401, but 
how much did they charge for the FORTRAN compiler?

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